I've always liked the happy little Pansy. Some think that the colorful nodding blooms look like faces in deep thought; the name comes from the french word for thought, pensee.
When I found Diana Lampe's Embroidered Pansies, it went on my 'must list'. Look at the variety!
Fun little things. There are hundreds of long-and-short-stitch pansies in this book, as well as a few violas, projects, and crocheted pansies. I was pleasantly surprised by my first attempt, though it certainly could have been better.
And my second attempt (the blue one in the first picture) was much better. Turned it into a little birthday card for Grandma.
I have so many long-term projects underway these days, I love these little projects that give me a feeling of accomplishment after only a few hours. I am sure these two won't be my last!
Nobody can keep on being angry if she looks into the heart of a pansy for a little while.
~ L.M. Montgomery